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Islamic ethics in search: an analysis

Abdus Salam, Yunus Olatoke and Ali, Mohd Mumtaz (2019) Islamic ethics in search: an analysis. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 7 (2). pp. 38-45. ISSN 2321 - 9203

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Abstract

There is no any iota of uncertainty that ethics occupies an integral part of man as a distinct creature honored to be the vicegerent on earth. The issue of ethics is as old as man on earth. From the dawn of civilizations, scholars (philosopher and thinkers) have approached the concept of ethics differently with no substantial unanimity reached. This article is an attempt to address ethics in an Islamic perspective. With the aid of an exploratory method, the study delved into the divine revelations (the Qur’an and Sunnah) and the interpretations of Islamic philosophers and intellectuals with regards to the concept of ethics. The findings showed that the majority of Islamic scholars view ethics as morality, while others understand it as the intellectual power with which man distinguishes between the nobles and vices. Moreover, through the study of concept of ethics, its scope, significance, principles, sources and characteristics, the divine revelations (the Qur’an and Sunnah) were found as the original sources of ethics.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 540/76362
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concept of ethics, Islamic scope of ethics, significance of Islamic ethics, principles of Islamic ethics, sources of Islamic ethics, characteristics of Islamic ethics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz Ali
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 09:16
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 12:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76362

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